On April 18, 1996, sixteen years ago today, former Nebraska quarterback Brook Berringer died in a plane crash in Raymond, Nebraska. The crash was just two days before the 22-year old was expected to be selected in the NFL draft.
His mother, Jan Berringer, along with Art Lindsay wrote “One Final Pass” which instantly became a bestseller. Now 16 years later, Jan has released a new edition which includes new material from herself, Tom Osborne, Turner Gill, Ron Brown and many others that continue to be impacted by her son’s death.
One Final Pass: The Brook Berringer Story
When asked about her reason for the new edition, Jan told Big Red Report back in January, “Husker fans continue to ask about Brook and the stories that were written in “One Final Pass.”...Many fans have been positively impacted by the book so I wanted to include some of their stories as well. Because of the statue of Brook alongside Tom Osborne outside the Osborne Athletic Complex, I continue to have people ask me questions about Brook and his life.
“My family and I present the full-ride scholarship to one player each year before one of the games as the result of the Brook Berringer Memorial Sawyer Brown concert and will
continue to as long as the university stands. The Citizenship Team awards are done at the Spring Game each year and those go to the players that qualify (criteria in the new edition of the book). There has been a whole new generation of young people that don’t know who Brook was. They see the statue or hear about the award but don’t know his story. I’m hoping that retelling his story with about 20 percent new material will make it worthwhile for the fans that want to understand more about Brook’s life and death.”
The new edition of “One Final Pass” is available in stores and online at amazon.com.
If you’d like more information or a review copy of the book, or to schedule an interview with Jan Berringer, please call Gordon Thiessen at 308-293-3891 or e-mail Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Josh Harvey -